Sign Up
@EastEndHou

title bar image East End Stories

Explore

Transforming a Concrete Corner Into a Native Plant Garden

Transforming a Concrete Corner Into a Native Plant Garden

Forty-five students from Furr High School and volunteers braved the chilly weather and began installing a native plant garden at the intersection of Lockwood and Harrisburg in the East End on Wednesday, November 12. Previously covered in concrete and turf grass, the 200′ by 30′ space will be planted with native trees and plants that will provide shade and a place for the public to enjoy nature while waiting for the bus or MetroRail. The garden is designed for wildlife, specifically pollinators, including birds, butterflies and other insects. It will include a water feature that will intermittently provide water and the native grasses, shrubs and trees will provide nectar, berries and seeds.

Funding for the Lockwood Nature Garden comes from the Connecting People with Nature grant administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department and a TIGER grant awarded to the City of Houston to connect trails and promote access to transit. This area will be at a light rail stop at Harrisburg and Lockwood. The park will become a part of the network of sidewalks, trails and parks that support pedestrian and bike activity throughout the East End.

More Stories
En la comunidad

Reflections of Your Favorite East End Landmarks

Reflections of Your Favorite East End Landmarks

The Greater East End Management District conducted a survey at their booth at this past Saturday's East End Street Fest asking attendees two questions: What's your favorite East End landmark? What mode of transportation did you use to get to the Street Fest? They were kind enough to share their results and we wanted to…

FULL POST
Arte

Video: Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl Entertains at 2015 East End Street Fest

Video: Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl Entertains at 2015 East End Street Fest

Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl (DAT) is a grassroots Aztec dance group that is dedicated to preserving as well as nurturing the indigenous cultures of México as a means of fostering unity and connectedness between all cultures. Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl has spent several years, through presentations and programs, teaching the Aztec traditions to youth and their families,…

FULL POST
View All
Contact Us